Here are the new DVD releases you'll find on store shelves today.
"Transformers" arrives this week in widescreen DVD and HD DVD 2-Disc Special Edition sets as well as on in a full screen single disc edition.
"Transformers" features the ultimate battle between good and evil, as the peace-loving Autobots seek to protect humanity from the evil forces of the Decepticons. The action-packed film stars Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and Megan Fox, along with Jon Voight and John Turturro.
But the biggest stars are the "Transformers" robots themselves - including fan favorites Optimus Prime, Megatron, Bumblebee, Ratchet and Jazz - brought to life by the digital wizards at Industrial Light & Magic.
The 2-Disc Special Editions come with an arsenal of bonus materials including commentary by Michael Bay and two multi-part in-depth documentaries exploring the human elements of the film as well as the phenomenal robot stars.
Presented in multiple parts, "Our World" and "Their War" include segments with Spielberg discussing his love for the franchise and the early concept for the movie, the extensive casting process, the training, consultants and real-world weapons provided by the military to lend authenticity to the film, the evolution of the robots from Hasbro's iconic toy line to big-screen stars, the unique vehicles created for the movie and more.
Based on the horrifying true story of kidnapped "Wall Street Journal" reporter Daniel Pearl and his wife Mariane, "A Mighty Heart" is a heartwrenching, inspirational drama that will haunt you for years to come.
Angelina Jolie breathes life into the unforgettable story of Mariane Pearl, who will stop at nothing to find out the truth about her husband's disappearance in the tumultuous weeks following his kidnapping.
Directed by Michael Winterbottom, "A Mighty Heart" is a captivating journey into the heart of one woman who refused to be terrorized.
"A Mighty Heart" is out this week on DVD and HD DVD.
Director Lasse Hallstrom spins a thrilling, unbelievable true story of the man who nearly pulled off the biggest media scam of the 20th century in "The Hoax," starring Richard Gere, Alfred Molina and Marcia Gay Harden.
The film is based on Clifford Irving's controversial autobiography by the same name.
Gere plays Irving, a novelist-turned-literary-scam-artist who in the 1970s penned a bogus autobiography of reclusive playboy billionaire Howard Hughes. Screenwriter William Wheeler based his "Hoax" script on Irving's ownbook by the same name.
Son of a successful cartoonist, Irving was a critically acclaimed novelist with modest book sales in the early 1970s when publisher Andrea Tate (played by Hope Davis) turns down his newest effort.
So Irving and friend Dick Susskind (Molina) conceived of a faux Hughes bio as a way to reinvigorate Irving's literary career and make a few bucks.
In the supernatural thriller, "The Reaping," investigative scholar Katherine Winter (Hilary Swank) is a debunker of modern "miracles," bringing scientific light to superstition and fraud.
But events in tiny Haven, Louisiana, defy even her expertise. There, the 10 Biblical Plagues seem to be reoccurring.
And the more she seeks answers, the more she questions her own beliefs.
Swank headlines this film, along with David Morrissey and Steven Rea. Together, they reap locusts, frogs, a river of blood and more fear-inducing, heart-probing effects.
"The Reaping" is out this week on standard definition DVD, HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc.
Warner Home Video debuts on DVD this week the studio's landmark motion picture, "The Jazz Singer," the first feature-length film with synchronized dialogue and musical sequences.
The movie, which brought Broadway superstar Al Jolson "alive" and seemingly singing from the screen, was an immediate sensation when it opened in 1927 and created a revolution in the motion picture industry.
"The Jazz Singer" is available only in a deluxe 3-Disc 80th Anniversary Collector’s Edition, with the film restored and remastered from the earliest surviving nitrate film elements and original Vitaphone sound-on-disc recordings.
In addition, the set includes hours of rare and never-seen features: vintage shorts and film excerpts, a radio show adaptation featuring Jolson, audio commentaries and a wealth of collectible memorabilia.
"Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: The Complete Series" also arrives on DVD this week.
The boxed set features the series' entire 22 episodes on six discs as well as bonus material, including a new, behind-the-scenes featurette and commentary from series' creator Aaron Sorkin and producer Thomas Schlamme.
The series documents the drama that takes place behind the scenes at a popular television comedy sketch show, much like "Saturday Night Live." It received mixed to favorable reviews, but failed to catch on with the viewing public. It was quickly put on hiatus by NBC, with the remaining episodes played down after the end of the regular TV season.
Fast-paced, witty and intelligently written, "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" captures all the backstage happenings at a fictional live sketch comedy show that is run by two likeable hotshots, head writer Matt Albie (Matthew Perry) and producer Danny Tripp (Bradley Whitford).
The two are brought in to revive NBS TV's sagging flagship comedy series, where they share the workplace with an eclectic cast of characters, including their savvy boss and recently hired network president, Jordan McDeere (Amanda Peet), Jack Rudolph (Steven Webber), chairman of NBS and Cal Shanley (Timothy Busfield), the show's director.
Also featured in the ensemble cast are some of the show’s talented actors, including Harriet Hays (Sarah Paulson), Tom Jeter (Nate Corddry) and Simon Styles (D.L. Hughley). Each episode explores the lives and loves of - as well as the make-or-break creative pressures placed on - the show's staff.
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